I used to collect vintage Dundee marmalade pots until that moment of very poor judgement when I sold them in an antique collective years ago. What I love about vintage printed pots are the use of beautiful typography and design elements, how the ink settles and flows into the pottery’s surface, the creamy white pottery itself and the crazing and crackling of the timeworn vessel. Not to mention how practical these beauties are for attractively holding everything from pencils to pocket change and keys.
The above images are from the website Antique Bottles which has an incredible collection on display along with a bit of history about the different pots and contents.
These images, below, are of beautiful examples of printed pots for sale on Willow & Stone.Last weekend, I was the guest speaker at Goat Hill Fair in Los Gatos, California. It was such a wonderful experience and I don’t think I’ve ever been treated more special by the organizers, vendors and the really wonderful audience of shoppers. The venue was incredible and the fabulous goods a-plenty! My favorite find while shopping the fair were tiny potted meat pots, fresh from the seller’s European travels.Darling, right? Then maybe you’ll understand why I had to by the entire collection of six.This last shot is for size reference. See how sweet and little they are?!These will go into my craft studio and hold -well, I don’t quite know yet- but something perfect will find it’s way into them, I’m sure of it.
So, tell me, do you have a collection of multiples? I’d love to know it’s not just me.